Ayres, Perry, LTJG

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Last Service Branch
Medical Corps
Last Primary NEC
210X-Medical Corp Officer
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Service Years
1942 - 1945
Medical Corps
Lieutenant Junior Grade

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Home State
Ohio
Ohio
Year of Birth
1917
 
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Home Town
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Last Address
Columbus

Date of Passing
May 28, 1983
 
Location of Interment
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Last Known Activity
Physician.  Practiced in Cleveland until 1950, and then in Columbus, OH until his sudden death in 1983 while attending his Class reunion at Oberlin College.
   
Other Comments:
Was married to Helene for 40 years and 51 weeks (passed one week short of their 41st anniversary). Three daughters:  Barbara Ayres (b. 1946), Marcia Evans (b. 1949. Children: Gwen, 1979; and Paul, 1985) and Susan Ayres Lynch (b.1953. Son, Michael Perry Ayres in 1977; Grandson Dylan Ayres in 2003)). 
   
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World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)
From Month/Year
February / 1943
To Month/Year
November / 1944

Description
The Solomon Islands campaign was a major campaign of the Pacific War of World War II. The campaign began with Japanese landings and occupation of several areas in the British Solomon Islands and Bougainville, in the Territory of New Guinea, during the first six months of 1942. The Japanese occupied these locations and began the construction of several naval and air bases with the goals of protecting the flank of the Japanese offensive in New Guinea, establishing a security barrier for the major Japanese base at Rabaul on New Britain, and providing bases for interdicting supply lines between the Allied powers of the United States and Australia and New Zealand.

The Allies, in order to defend their communication and supply lines in the South Pacific, supported a counteroffensive in New Guinea, isolated the Japanese base at Rabaul, and counterattacked the Japanese in the Solomons with landings on Guadalcanal (see Guadalcanal Campaign) and small neighboring islands on 7 August 1942. These landings initiated a series of combined-arms battles between the two adversaries, beginning with the Guadalcanal landing and continuing with several battles in the central and northern Solomons, on and around New Georgia Island, and Bougainville Island.

In a campaign of attrition fought on land, on sea, and in the air, the Allies wore the Japanese down, inflicting irreplaceable losses on Japanese military assets. The Allies retook some of the Solomon Islands (although resistance continued until the end of the war), and they also isolated and neutralized some Japanese positions, which were then bypassed. The Solomon Islands campaign then converged with the New Guinea campaign.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Month/Year
February / 1943
To Month/Year
November / 1944
 
Last Updated:
Mar 16, 2020
   
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  330 Also There at This Battle:
  • Barritt, Frank, S1c, (1942-1945)
  • Bibb, James, PO2, (1942-1945)
  • Bivin, Homer Richard, CAPT, (1941-1976)
  • Breaux, Calvin, SN, (1944-1946)
  • Brosnan, Ryan
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